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Charles Bayley

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      Description: Charles Bayley was a respected ship owner and master mariner. Like his brother James, he had some narrow escapes from death in the dangerous whaling game. While in command of FORTITUDE, his boat was towed off by a whale at great speed. Night fell and the ship burnt flares but no sign was seen. However, next morning Bayley was found unconscious on the upturned boat. He'd pushed the plug out and inserted his forefinger. This had swollen and kept him attached, above water and alive on the boat. The rest of the crew were lost.

Format: pictorial and artistic works
Object: glass slides

Charles Bayley

Subjects: people

People/Orgs: Bayley, Charles

Institution: Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Object number: MMT_P_GSL028

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